We don’t get to talk about a lot of games over here at Macgasm, but I just can’t keep myself from doing it right now.  I’m a pretty big gamer, and I probably fit somewhere between hardcore and casual.  I don’t find much interest in games you find on Popcap, but I’m probably not going to run out and hit up a LAN party either, but I love me some video games.

I’ve been pretty disgruntled with the last 5 games I’ve purchased on my Xbox 360 (GTA 4, Call of Duty 4, Mercenaries 2, Fable 2, and Assassin’s Creed).  They’re all fun for an hour or two, but then it’s a whole pile of same old same old.  While watching one of my new favourite online video shows COOP, I had an eye-opening experience and a moment of revelation.  I love indie games a lot more than I love big developer house games.  It can be summed up pretty quickly with World of Goo.  I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on games this year, and yet I’ve spent more time with World of Goo than any of the other ones.  The concept of World of Goo is mind blowingly simple, but the experience is far beyond anything else I’ve played this year. I got it in the Macheist package originally, but I had such a good time I’m considering buying it again at full price.  Hell at full price plus the price of the entire Macheist bundle I’ll still be way under what I paid for GTA4.  The thought of that blows my mind.  It’s rare that I’m willing to pay for a game twice, but given the state of the gaming industry, I think it’s time we support people who make original games, and blow off the firms that create the same crap over and over again.

If you want to check out some footage from the game check out the video below.

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